DAILY BRUSHING & FLOSSING
Children should brush for at least two minutes, twice a day, and floss daily at night. Parents should brush their childs teeth for them until they have the dexterity to do it on their own. Toothbrushes that are soft with smaller heads made specifically for children should be used. This will help protect gums and enamel.
Establishing a routine of good dental hygiene is vital in preventing tooth decay and gum disease.While it is essential and necessary to have good at home care, there are things a dentist can do for your child’s teeth that you can’t do at home. The best way to make sure all of your child’s dental needs are met is to visit our office regularly for routine dental checkups.
A topical application of fluoride is recommended twice a year as an aid to help keep your child cavity free.
A sealant is a material that is applied to the chewing surfaces (grooves) of the back teeth (molars), where cavities in children are commonly found. The sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque and acid, thus protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth.